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  Josiah Henson was born into slavery on June 15, 1789 in Charles County, Maryland.  As a young boy he

  By Abigail Hess A total of 39,506 people applied for a spot in Harvard University’sundergraduate class of 2021, and

    By David Love Education provides a gateway for opportunity. Those who have access to a better education have

  Hello Rochester and Community, I first want to thank GOD for guiding me in the right direction. Secondly, want

By Daryl Nelson The comedian Josh Denny, who said the term “straight white male is this century’s new n-word,” got

A poet and essayist, Frances Ellen Watkins was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1825.  Orphaned at the age of three,

    By OV Staff Henry Highland Garnet — born a slave, well educated, known for his skills as an

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By Kenny F. Jean “KNOW WHO YOU ARE”

By David Love   Puerto Rican children in 1898, the same year the United States took the island in conquest

By OV STAFF   W.E.B. Du Bois in his office   A pioneering intellectual and controversial figure on the world’s

By OV Staff Matthew Henson     Notorious for discovering the North Pole, Matthew Henson was the first African-American Arctic

John Burr was a prominent 19th-century African American inventor. He is best-known for his invention of the modern rotary lawnmower.

By OV Staff Near penniless, but driven by a consuming desire to educate black youth, Mary McLeod Bethune founded what

A Black male teacher in the New York City public school system joined a recent Q&A with Black male studies